November 16, 2012 MEDICAL UNIVERSITY of SOUTH CAROLINA Vol. 31, No. 14
T he MUSC Childrens Hospitalafter-hours care and specialty clinicin Mount Pleasant opened for businessNov. 5. The clinic is specifically gearedtoward children, up to the age of 18, whoneed non-urgent care.The clinics procedures include, but
are not limited to, pediatric cardiology,pediatric genetics and heart health.The after-hours care clinic, which is thefirst one in the area, is hoping to servepatients during off hours. The clinic isalso open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, for specific pediatricspecialty clinics.This 10-exam room facility run by
Dan Kitchens, R.N., clinic manager, willwork closely with the MUSC ChildrensHospital after-hours care and specialtyclinic in North Charleston. Due to thelimited scope of services, provisions canbe made for patients requiring transfer toanother facility.
Our after-hours clinic allows us toreally meet the needs of the community,said Kitchens. Our North Charlestonsite has done a lot for the pediatricpopulation and their families in overa year that they have been open. Weare hoping to do the same thing in theMount Pleasant area.According to Kitchens, the Childrens
Hospital after-hours care and specialtyclinics at MUSC are committed toproviding family- and child-centeredcare. The staff, through collaborationand commitment, provides excellence inpatient care, teaching, and research in anenvironment that is respectful to others,adaptive to change and accountable foroutcomes.For information on the clinic, call
The Storm EyeInstitute receiveda grant fromthe Lions Clubto help pay forretinal imagingequipment.
More than 220abstracts were
presented duringthe annual
Perry HalushkaResearch Day.
Mount Pleasant welcomes firstpediatric after-hours care clinic
By Gerry Le
Eleanor Ross, 11, cuts the ribbon officially opening the new Childrens HospitalAfter Hours Care & Child Specialties clinic in Mount Pleasant. Helping celebrateare Isle of Palms representative Mike Sottile, from left, Mount Pleasant Mayor BillySwails and Sullivans Island Mayor Carl Smith. MUSCs John Sanders, right, holdsthe ribbon.
Registrationrepresentative SophiaBacani, left, discussesoperation procedureswith registered nurseCindy Dollason at the
new pediatric After HoursCare & Clinic Specialties.
The clinic is located at2705 Highway 17 North,(corner of Highway 17
North and Hamlin Road).Hours of operation are 4 to10 p.m., Monday throughFriday and noon to 7 p.m.,
Saturday, Sunday, andholidays. For information,
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Close to half of those with post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) alsosuffer from substance use disorders.Thats why MUSC researchers
Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D., andSudie Back, Ph.D., hope to educatetherapists and the public about aninfluential change in how to best treatthis population.These MUSC researchers collaborated
with colleagues in Australia to testexposure therapy, an evidence-basedcognitive-behavioral treatment for PTSDand addiction developed by the MUSCresearch group, in the treatment ofindividuals with co-occurring PTSD andaddictions. The study was conducted inSydney, Australia in collaboration withinvestigators from the University of NewSouth Wales.Brady said that she wasnt surprised by
the findings, published in the Journal ofthe American Medical Association, thatthis patient population could be treatedfor their PTSD without worseningsymptoms of addiction. (Read theabstract at http://tinyurl.com/bdaqsot)
Because this was almost an hereticalidea in terms of how the treatment forthis difficult portion of the populationhad been, it really has opened up a newavenue for treatment of people with co-occurring PTSD and stress disorders andaddictions that is much more efficaciousand more humane.The fact that these findings set a
new standard for handling treatment isexciting to Brady, a longtime researcherin this area. This is a common problemand so pertinent because we have somany veterans returning from our recentwars with problems related to PTSD andaddictions. Therapists need effectivetools to address these problems.Another aspect that made this study
interesting is the collaboration withMUSC and University of New SouthWales researchers, who used the manualConcurrent Treatment of PTSDand Substance Use Disorders Using
By Dawn BrazeLL
Prolonged Exposure (COPE) that wasdeveloped based on work by Brady andcolleagues.
We have been working in PTSD for along time. We were the first group whoconducted trials exploring medicationtreatments for this comorbidity andhave been involved in neurobiologicexploration of the stress response inindividuals who have co-occurringdisorders, she said, adding that its onereason MUSC has become a specialtycenter for PTSD treatment.
Once you get a critical mass in anarea, it becomes a magnet for newtrainees and more experienced colleagueswho want to collaborate and be part ofthe excitement of new discovery.Colleagues in Australia read about
the manual and asked to collaborate ona study. Brady said theyve developed aclose partnership, and it was helpful toconduct the research there given fundingwas easier to obtain and the timeframefor the completion of the study could beshorter. Its such a rich experience tointeract with others who come from adifferent perspective.For the study, researchers enrolled 103
Stress syndrome, addictionshave common treatments
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Dr. Kathleen Brady with her latestmanual on PTSD.